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Top U.S. general in Afghanistan says Trump's plan means long-term U.S. commitment

KABUL (Reuters) - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday President Donald Trump's new strategy is a sign of a long-term commitment to wha...

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Regulator, Airbus issue software fix for A350 on explosion risk

BERLIN (Reuters) - European aviation safety authorities have issued an emergency directive for operators of the Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft to upload a software fix to...

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Macau struggles to recover from Typhoon Hato's destruction

MACAU/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chaos and confusion gripped Macau on Thursday after one of the strongest typhoons on record hit the territory, killing at least nine people, and le...

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Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and So...

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Second suspect held after Dutch concert tip-off

Dutch police have arrested a second suspect in connection to an alleged threat which led to the cancellation of a concert, according to reports...

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'Amazing' rediscovery of rare Australian tree-rat

The black-footed tree rat was thought to be extinct in the north of Western Australia...

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Ambassador to Sudan is fourth Russian diplomat to die since January

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinskiy died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

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Samsung's new 'phablet' after exploding phone woes

Samsung is looking to put their exploding-phone disaster behind them with the launch of the new Galaxy Note model...

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Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts wins $700 million jackpot

(Reuters) - The owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts won an estimated $700 million on Wednesday, one of the largest prizes in the lottery's history...

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Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

A 22-year-old man is held by police hours after a tip-off prompts a Rotterdam concert to be cancelled...

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Exclusive: In China, the Party’s push for influence inside foreign firms stirs fears

BEIJING (Reuters) - Late last month, executives from more than a dozen top European companies in China met in Beijing to discuss their concerns about the growing role of the r...

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Clear-up operation begins after Typhoon Hato destruction

Typhoon Hato has left 12 people dead in Macau and southern China...

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Indian Supreme Court in landmark ruling on privacy

The Supreme Court says citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, in a landmark ruling...

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Charlottesville violence: White supremacist Cantwell hands himself in

A man who was in a Vice documentary about Charlottesville faces charges over his role in the clashes...

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One winning ticket for $700 million Powerball drawing sold in Massachusetts, Powerball says

(Reuters) - One owner of a Powerball ticket sold in Massachusetts got much richer on Wednesday, winning an estimated $700 million, one of the largest prizes in the lottery&...

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Biggest ever US lottery prize won by single ticket

A lucky lottery player is $758.7m (£593.7m) richer after scooping the biggest-ever prize won by a single ticket in the US...

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Australian spy chief criticised for Duterte fist photo

An Australian spy chief should not have clenched his hand alongside the president, critics say...

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Dutch police question Spaniard after concert canceled

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - Dutch police on Thursday questioned a Spanish man detained with gas canisters in a van while driving near a concert venue where a rock concert was...

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Indians have right to privacy, Supreme Court rules

India's Supreme Court says citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, in a landmark ruling...

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U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Thursday remains found by the Malaysian navy were not those of a sailor from the damaged warship USS John S. McCain...

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Indians have right to privacy, court says

India's Supreme Court says citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, in a landmark ruling...

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Europe Edition: Yemen, Rotterdam, Emmanuel Macron: Your Thursday Briefing

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Driver hits three protesters in St. Louis: police

(Reuters) - A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot...

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Nine killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory of...

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The Interpreter: Why Afghanistan’s War Defies Solutions

Boys in Kabul, the Afghan capital, last year. Afghanistan’s combination of state collapse, civil conflict, ethnic disintegration and multisided intervention has locked it in...

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Typhoon Hato kills 12 and injures hundreds

The death toll from powerful Typhoon Hato which is sweepng across southern China has risen to 12, with hundreds more injured. ...

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Winning numbers drawn for $700-million Powerball lottery jackpot

(Reuters) - Winning numbers were drawn on Wednesday night for a U.S. Powerball jackpot of an estimated $700 million, one of the largest in the lottery's history...

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Charlottesville covers Confederate statues

The city of Charlottesville has covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins...

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Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China

The powerful storm caused widespread flooding and destruction in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau...

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Eight killed, many missing, after Typhoon Hato hits Macau

HONG KONG (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and many are still missing after one of the strongest typhoons on record barreled into the southern Chinese territory o...

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Rio: Organised crime on the rise

Gun crime is becoming increasingly common in Rio de Janeiro due to organised crime...

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Russian ambassador to Sudan dies in Khartoum

Russian Ambassador to Sudan Migayas Shirinsky died Wednesday in the capital Khartoum, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement...

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White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that s...

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Canadian Judge Faces Possible Discipline for Wearing Trump Cap

Justice Bernd Zabel last year. The judge said he had worn a “Make America Great Again” hat as a joke...

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

The area, which spans the northern states of Amapa and Para, is thought to be rich in gold...

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Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins U.S. regulatory, shareholder approvals

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday cleared two of the biggest hurdles it needed to close its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc...

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As Trump’s Peacemaker, Kushner Finds Common Ground, and Complications, in Middle East Trip

Just a day before Jared Kushner met with Egypt’s president, the U.S. cut or delayed nearly $300 million in aid to the country...

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Will fairy tale Białowieża forest survive Poland’s fight with the EU?

Campaigners in Poland are worried about the future of one of Europe's last primeval forests, as the Polish government defies an EU order to stop logging there...

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'Disturbing behaviour'

Indian cricketers are among those disgusted by the girl's treatment, reports the BBC's Geeta Pandey...

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Spain suspects on CCTV hours before attack

Three suspects shot dead in Spain during a terror attack last week were filmed on a petrol station's CCTV just hours before their deaths...

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As Syria war tightens, U.S. and Russia military hotlines humming

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (Reuters) - Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are...

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Canada government giving migrants 'false hope'

The country is seeing a surge in refugee claims as migrants cross the border from the US...

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Dutch foil possible attack on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock co...

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Letter 22: American Exasperation and Australian Humor

Trump chocolate bars at a New York airport...

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My mum the sex worker

“Laal Batti Express” is more than a play - exploring the struggles faced by 15 girls whose mums are sex workers in Mumbai, but they have found success in the power of forg...

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Ahead of Lee verdict, Samsung Group lacks leadership 'Plan B'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Group, South Korea's leading conglomerate, has no 'Plan B' for taking big decisions if its billionaire de fact...

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Russia’s Sudan Ambassador Found Dead

Mirgayas Shirinsky, 60, was said to have been discovered in the pool of his Khartoum home. He was at least the fourth Kremlin envoy to die prematurely since December...

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Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins regulatory, shareholder approvals

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday cleared two major hurdles needed to close Amazon's $13.7 billion acq...

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Charlottesville shrouds divisive Confederate statues in black cloth

(Reuters) - To applause from spectators, workers in Charlottesville, Virginia, covered two statues of Confederate generals with black tarpaulins on Wednesday in honor of the w...

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Trump, McConnell say they remain united on shared goals

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday emphasized their plans to cooperate on shared goals, following weeks...

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Macarena teenage dancer released in Saudi Arabia

Authorities had accused the 14-year-old boy of "improper public behaviour" after a viral video hit...

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Republicans working with Trump on 'shared goals': McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that he and his team were in "regular contact" with President Do...

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Kirill Serebrennikov: Russian protesters demand director's release

Protesters in Russia believe the charges against director Kirill Serebrennikov are political...

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FTC clears Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it has cleared Amazon.com Inc's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market...

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HP Inc's quarterly profit beats on higher PC sales

(Reuters) - HP Inc , which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it sold more personal comput...

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Russian Conglomerate’s $2.3 Billion Fine May Chill Investors

A privately owned Russian conglomerate says it was penalized for routine transactions as it prepared to take a subsidiary public...

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HP Inc posts fourth straight rise in quarterly revenue

(Reuters) - HP Inc, which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a fourth straight rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher demand for its pers...

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Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

Rotterdam's mayor says concert cancelled after alert from Spanish police, as bus with gas canisters found nearby...

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Fellow Republicans rebuke Trump over government shutdown threat

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's fellow Republicans rebuked the president on Wednesday after his threat to shut down the U.S. government over fundin...

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Bulletin Board: Readers Voice Criticism Over Coverage of Swedish Journalist’s Death

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Dutch concert cancelled after terror tip-off

A concert in Rotterdam has been cancelled after a tip-off from Spanish police, the city's mayor says...

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Asia and Australia Edition: Afghanistan, North Korea, Egypt: Your Thursday Briefing

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Bukavu Journal: Congo’s Specialty Brews Look to Be the ‘Future of Coffee’

Linda Mugaruka grading coffees at the Saveur du Kivu festival in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, in May. Ms. Mugaruka, 24, is one of a few “cuppers,” or coffee taste...

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Air strikes near Houthi checkpoint kill at least 35 in Yemen

DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said...

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Venezuela ex-prosecutor: I have proof of Maduro corruption

The sacked prosecutor who fled Venezuela says she has evidence of the president's alleged corruption...

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Election in Angola Marks End of an Era

Angola’s president is stepping down after 38 years in power, but his successor is likely to come from his governing party after Wednesday’s election...

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Donald Trump softens tone to urge 'a new unity'

The US president's conciliatory message contrasts sharply with his raucous rally the night before...

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Special Report: As Taser warns of more risks, cities bear a burden in court

CINCINNATI, Ohio (Reuters) - Officer Richard Haas says he never meant for Everette Howard to die. He just wanted to stop him...

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Special Report: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot and the toll of stun guns

ONTARIO, California (Reuters) - As her husband stalked around the back yard, upending chairs and screaming about demons, Nancy Schrock knew he was unraveling fast. She dialed...

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Mosaic from 1,500 years ago discovered in Jerusalem

The well-preserved find is believed to be from the floor of a hostel for the city's religious pilgrims...

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Why Sardinia's tourists taking sand as souvenir face fine

Famed for its pristine beaches, the Mediterranean island hits back at tourists pinching its sand...

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Britain gives Libya £9m to fight terrorism

Britain is to give Libya more than £9m to help stabilise the country and tackle the threat of terrorism and people trafficking, the Foreign Secretary has anno...

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Mastermind or Naïf? Samsung Heir’s Fate Hinges on the Question

“In retrospect I had a lot of shortcomings and didn’t take care of the things that needed to be taken care of,” said Lee Jae-yong, heir to the Samsung empire, known as J...

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Trump government shutdown threat draws criticism, unnerves markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled mar...

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KKK leader warns of more violence in US

Harrison, in Boone County, Arkansas has had to deal with an unenviable association - being home to the head of the knights of the Ku Klux Klan...

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Trump's wall: Mexico out! Government shutdown in!

Wait a minute. Wasn't Mexico supposed to pay for the wall?...

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Details about N. Korea's missile program revealed

Newly released photos appear to reveal unexpected advances in North Korea's missile program, experts say, including a previously unseen type of projectile...

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Saudi police release teenager detained for doing Macarena

The 14-year-old was summoned for questioning in Mecca over a video of him dancing in the street...

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McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in...

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Former Russian envoy downplays Trump campaign contacts

Russia's former ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak downplayed his contact with members of the Trump campaign on Wednesday, calling allegations that he...

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South Africa's rhino horn auction underway

South Africa's first online auction of rhinoceros horn is underway, with more than 500 kilograms up for bid from Wednesday through Friday...

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Harvard researchers say Exxon misled public on climate science

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two Harvard University researchers said in a study published on Wednesday they had collected scientific data proving Exxon Mobil Corp made "e...

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McDonald's to start cutting global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018...

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Trump playing 'bad cop' in NAFTA negotiations

President Trump seemed to put NAFTA negotiations on thin ice Tuesday night...

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Egypt's Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of doll...

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United Nations rights panel warns US over racist rhetoric

United Nations human rights experts have called upon the US government and political leaders to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject and condem...

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How a Shadowy Imam Evaded Scrutiny and Forged the Barcelona Cell

People mourning on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, at the site of last week’s attack. Further details are emerging about the imam who appears to have recruited a...

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Mexico, Canada dismiss Trump threats to scrap NAFTA trade pact

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Mexico and Canada on Wednesday dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to scrap NAFTA, describing it as a negotiating tactic...

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Beijing's 'lawfare' against dissent in Hong Kong unites fractious opposition

In one of the largest protests since 2014's pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, 22,000 protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday...

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Jared Kushner won't find his job in Israel easy

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner will touch down later Wednesday in Israel, along with a senior delegation, for the purpose of...

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Picturing the First World War: Russian Women Muster for a ‘Battalion of Death’

“Russian women soldiers, who have cut their hair short, shown in their dormitory.”...

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Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the U.S. government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled mar...

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Clinton: Trump made my skin crawl live on TV

Hillary Clinton has said that Donald Trump's presence next to her during last year's presidential debates made her so uncomfortable her &quot...

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Thailand charges dropped against BBC reporter

Jonathan Head faced up to five years in jail if he had been convicted of criminal defamation...

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Whole Foods shareholders approve sale to Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said shareholders in the natural and organic grocery chain cleared the way for its proposed $13.7 billion sale to A...

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Samsung seeks to bury fiery past with Galaxy Note 8 launch

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd set out to wipe the slate clean in New York on Wednesday with a new Galaxy Note 8 phablet, hoping features such as dual rear camer...

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Where 'spirits' come to life

Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life...

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Canadian town refuses to remove swastikas from park

The mayor says the swastikas are part of local history, since the anchor was found by divers 25 years ago...

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